New Years Eve Trip Dates: December 28 2023 to January 02 2024
If you love outdoor adventure, stunning scenery, and tasty vegan food then Guatemala is one of the most fascinating and memorable countries to visit in central America – from hiking volcanoes to exploring Mayan ruins there are so many things to do in Guatemala that you would need a lifetime to experience it all!
Join a small group of vegan adventurers on this special New Year’s Eve trip and experience a once-in-a-lifetime summit hike – there’s no other place on earth quite like the Acatenango volcano. Sitting at 3,976m next to the super active fire volcano, it will be a New Year’s Eve you’ll never forget!
Guatemala has unparalleled natural beauty and cultural vibrancy to reel you right in for an unforgettable travel experience from the moment your vegan hiking boots touch the ground.
Epic sunsets and savagely beautiful landscapes—prepare to be seduced!
Guatemala City (GUA)
Active volcanoes. Tasty vegan food. Might-just-change-your-life kind of scenery. Welcoming locals. Awesome sunsets. Stunning volcano summit views.
The vegan-friendly adventure holiday of a lifetime awaits!
After you’ve settled into the joining hotel in Guatemala’s former capital city La Antigua, you’ll have time to explore.
Antigua is a UNESCO world heritage site and as you’re strolling around town, you’ll notice it sits in a valley, the Panchoy valley which is known as being the cultural center of Guatemala. With no end of ancient churches, appealing parks conveniently placed coffee shops and flanked by volcanoes, your adventure starts now.
There will be an early evening ‘meet and greet’ with your Vegan Adventure Holidays trip leader and other members of the group before heading out for dinner—think delicious tofu tacos with avocado, greens and a dash of lime!
After sipping on a freshly roasted Guatemalan coffee, saying ‘buenos dias’ to your new friends, loading up on some healthy carbs, grab your vegan hiking boots, we’re off an adventure!
You’ll enjoy a full morning of moderate hiking, a climb of 1.5 hours through forest and farmland will bring you to Pacaya volcano’s fertile shelf where you’ll explore the old lava fields, while you watch the smoking crater that looms above and walk across thousands of years old dried lava flows, your local guide will be on the lookout for suitable marshmallow roasting opportunities before starting the descent back down.
Post marshmallow roasting we’ll head back towards Antigua in time for a well-deserved late lunch and some free time in the afternoon.
Today you’ll have some free time to rest your legs and prep for tomorrow’s summit hike of the Acatenango Volcano, you’ll also be able to do some fun optional activities; spend some time at the local animal shelter, take an art class with a local Guatemala artist, carve your very own piece of jade jewellery or just take it easy strolling around town and relaxing in some of the parks, the choice is yours.
It’s time to grab your vegan hiking boots and pack your bags, we’re off on an adventure!
Below is the general volcano summit hike outline, please remember that times can vary due to the pace of the group, weather conditions, and the frequency of stops to stroke cute volcano dogs. 😉
7:oo am: Briefing, gear pick up & breakfast at local agency
8:00 am: Transfer from Antigua to La Soledad village
10:00 am: Begin the hike for approximately 5 – 7 hrs with lunch on the way.
3:00-4:00 pm: Arrival time at the base camp
4.30 pm Approx: Optional extra hike to Fuego volcano (more info on this will be given after booking)
5:00-6 p.m.: Sundown, campfires, chats. hot chocolate – all the good stuff!
4:00am: Wake up time for a 4:30am departure time to see the sunrise from the summit, 1 hr hiking approx
7:00am: Return to base camp for breakfast
8:30am: Descend to the village 11:30am arrival time approx
1:00pm: Arrive in Antigua for a rest and well-deserved group dinner in the evening!
After a farewell breakfast, this trip finishes with a transfer back to Guatemala City International airport (GUA).
Time to leave and head home after an amazing week but this is not the end of your journey, there’s so much more to see in Central America that maybe you’ll join a vegan adventure in Costa Rica next!
Yes! You’ll recieve further information about how to make this upgrade after the initial trip deposit has been made.
Emma—explorer, Health Coach & rider of inappropriately large motorcycles.
15+ years leading adventure trips in Latin America. Over 500 happy customers. At least 5 pairs of hiking shoes ruined by hot lava flow. Fuelled by coffee, compassion and avocados.
Stress-free travel. Support local communities. Travel Responsibly. Join a community of like minded travellers. Get to do exciting things with vegan marshmallows on active volcanoes.
*Warning—side effects may an increased sense of adventure and desires to quit your job, learn Spanish and move somewhere warm to open a vegan coffee shop called cafe y amor (that’s coffee and love).
Yes, email Emma at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss it in more detail.
1: Your deposit is fully refundable up to 15 days after you book.
2: Final payment is due at 65 days prior to your trip start date.
3: If you have to cancel your reservation, you will have the option to save the remainder of your credits to use toward another trip in the future, the cancellation fee will be determined according to the terms outlined in the terms and conditions policy.
Please understand that Vegan Adventure Holidays reserves the right to change these policies without prior notice due to an ever changing landscape within the tourism industry at present.
Email Emma at hello@veganadventureholidays and I’ll answer your questions and queries personally.